Japan TV: Fukushima seafood to be sold in stores starting next week… after one round of tests on three kinds of samples

Published: June 23rd, 2012 at 5:12 pm ET
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Fukushima sea food “safe” for eating
NHK
June 23, 2012

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The prefectural federation of fisheries co-operative associations announced on Saturday that three kinds of test samples it chose showed radiation levels lower than detectable by radioscope.

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This is the first test of any sea food samples from the area since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March of last year.

The octopus and shellfish will be boiled and processed before being sold at supermarkets in the city next week.

The fishery federation plans to conduct another round of fishing before the end of the month to sell catches in Tokyo and other major markets, if possible.

Published: June 23rd, 2012 at 5:12 pm ET
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36 comments to Japan TV: Fukushima seafood to be sold in stores starting next week… after one round of tests on three kinds of samples

  • Jebus Jebus

    Radioscope
    From Wiki

    For telescopes dealing with radio, see radio telescope. For fluoroscopes dealing with radiation, see fluoroscopy. For radiation tracking panel, see cloud chamber. For radio spectrum scope, see spectrum analyzer.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioscope

    Cloud chamber
    From Wiki

    The cloud chamber, also known as the Wilson chamber, is a particle detector used for detecting ionizing radiation. In its most basic form, a cloud chamber is a sealed environment containing a supersaturated vapor of water or alcohol. When a charged particle (for example, an alpha or beta particle) interacts with the mixture, it ionizes it. The resulting ions act as condensation nuclei, around which a mist will form (because the mixture is on the point of condensation). The high energies of alpha and beta particles mean that a trail is left, due to many ions being produced along the path of the charged particle. These tracks have distinctive shapes (for example, an alpha particle's track is broad and shows more evidence of deflection by collisions, while an electron's is thinner and straight). When any uniform magnetic field is applied across the cloud chamber, positively and negatively charged particles will curve in opposite directions, according to the Lorentz force law with two particles of opposite charge.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_chamber


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    • Jebus Jebus

      So, instead of using modern radioanalytical chemistry, they are trusting 1950's technology to placate the people and asure them that the seafood is safe?

      Radioanalytical chemistry
      From Wiki

      The importance of radioanalytical chemistry spans many fields including chemistry, physics, medicine, pharmacology, biology, ecology, hydrology, geology, forensics, atmospheric sciences, health protection, archeology, and engineering. Applications include: forming and characterizing new elements, determining the age of materials, and creating radioactive reagents for specific tracer use in tissues and organs. The ongoing goal of radioanalytical researchers is to develop more radionuclides and lower concentrations in people and the environment.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioanalytical_chemistry


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      • Jebus Jebus

        Lets hope that they are using gamma spectroscopy and the translation is the issue, for the sake of the people who eat this seafood, if they buy it and are not duped by label masking…

        Gamma Spectroscopy
        From Wiki

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_spectroscopy


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      • Hemisfear311 Hemisfear311

        Good point Jebus!

        What else could be expected when the "prefectural federation of fisheries co-operative associations" are presenting the results that will allow them to start making money again. It is disgusting that they are allowed to conduct the test themselves.

        How can anyone believe this stunt when it is known that tuna caught last year were contaminated with Fukushima radioactive cesium.

        According to the NHK article they did a test fishing off the coast from Fukushima. How many fish were caught? And then they decide to test only 3 samples! Hmm! Makes me wonder if they tested the rest of the catch just to find those 3 samples that would pass their dubious test.


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        • Jebus Jebus

          I'm out in the shop installing ball joints in my daily driver and workin on 68 bronco, so I'm in and out all day.
          I just had to post what the Asahi Shinbum, (what a name!) reported on June 15, 2012…

          Fukushima fishermen return to port with first catch since 3/11

          Six trawlers of the Soma-Futaba fishermen's union left Matsukawaura Port in Soma around 1 a.m. and headed for waters near the border of Miyagi Prefecture, about 50 kilometers to the northeast.

          They caught two species of octopus and one sea snail species from depths of more than 150 meters. No radioactive substances were detected in those species during monitoring surveys after the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

          The catches will be screened for radioactive content, before and after processing by boiling. The catches will not be for sale.

          The results of the inspections will be presented June 18 to a meeting of the heads of fishermen's unions under the umbrella of the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations. If product safety is confirmed, trial fishing will again be held on June 20 and 27, for the same three species.

          If no problem is found during post-processing inspections, the catches will be shipped to markets in Fukushima Prefecture, Tokyo and Nagoya to gauge how consumers will respond.

          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201206150078

          Looks like no problem found….


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      • john lh john lh

        No, I think they Japanese are smart and educated enough, they will not sell them at their own stores or they will buy it from their stores, But Export them and sell them at tens of thousands Japanese Restruant in China and HongKong.

        We Chinese do not care, and has less knowledge and an poison treatment stomach!


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  • Is it possible Tsunami from the Mainland ???

    Yes of course …

    As such, things appear to the local river…..

    [img]http://cs-imx.s3.amazonaws.com/static/dailypic/20120615/17034.jpg[/img]

    Wishing you to never be so does not become.

    anxious Andrew


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  • hbjon hbjon

    You can beerbatter and deep fry anything and I'll eat it. Anything. That is excepts seafood from the West Pacific. Or, actually just to be safe, West, North, East and South Pacific.


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  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Very recently I saw a report that said someone had to correct & have the government officials update the software in the Geiger or something that was used to measure radioactivity in food in Japan. I even remember the measurements that they found 115 Bg/l and the gov. result was 35….but do not remember the article. Thought it should be added to the comments here.


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  • many moons

    The prefectural federation of People who don't want to eat radiation co-operative associations should announced that they don't not intend to buy any more seafood. No seafood may be a huge sacrafice but radiation and cancer is a huge suffering.

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  • Cisco Cisco

    Almost like the Spanish delicacy Ceviche. The Japanese can advertise it as, “Quick and easy, it cooks itself”.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Hurry up and eat it before it turns into fish emulsion.


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      View results:
      36% want to see it shut down permanently
      56% want to see it reopened and relicensed until 2042

      Good luck


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    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      looks like 60 percent voted to reopen it… that shows the nuclear lies are working, despite evidence like this;

      Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radium-girls-radium-dials-ottowa.html


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    • Sickputer

      This distorted puff piece by part-time writer Karin Klein sets the stage for prejudicial journalism from the first sentence: the headline "The long, hot summer with San Onofre's nuclear power". Followed by a photo of smoggy, hazy skies over the shuttered plant.

      Plants a seed of distress in the casual uniformed reader over brownouts caused by the mean old NRC shutting down the potential Fukushima deathtrap at San Onofre NPP.

      They got to the young lady… This piece reeks of nuke puke influence. She herself is described as a "naturalist": http://www.latimes.com/la-edw-kleinbio-2009,0,3163664.htmlstory

      They misspelled her first name in the title of her bio. I hope the $500 she got for allowing them to use her name for this hack job was worth it.

      Her home town of Laguna Beach has a different spin on the long, hot summer:

      http://www.lagunabeachindependent.com/2012/06/24/long-hot-summer-debate-san-onofre/


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      • Sickputer

        I left a comment for the digital Laguna Beach newspaper. As always I copy my comment because comnents are rarely approved in main strean media that relies on advertising. Here is my comment for the Laguna Beach people who visit Enenews.com:

        SP: San Onofre NPP is a Fukushima waiting to happen. I would rather sweat in the summer, shiver in the winter, and read by a candle than have my family breathe radioactive gas. Don't stand by and let the Edison's of the world destroy our ecosystem.

        California is now becoming widely known around the intelligentsia of the world as being heavily contaminated from Fukushima fallout. Crops are being shunned, vacations canceled. No need to add to the damage with the accident waiting to happen at San Onofre.

        Your homes, farmland, and your lives will be ruined forever if a nuclear meltdown occurs at San Onofre. We know that can happen and we know they have no solutions once the radiation is unleashed. Electricity too cheap to meter is the biggest lie ever promoted on the inhabitants of America. There will be tens of billions of dollars needed to pay to dismantle a shuttered San Onofre. But that's a bargain compared to the ten trillion dollars needed to cap the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi. And that might not even be enough to accomplish the containment and damages to the envuronment in Japan.

        Keep San Onofre shuttered. And shut all the other plants down. Save our future generations who have no vote in this debate.


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  • arclight arclight

    no updates from acro or greenpeace?? heres the september findings

    Radioactive manganese-54, silver-110m and cobalt-60 found in seaweed sample 30km south of Fukushima

    GreenPeace Fukushima Seafood Results, September 15, 2011:

    http://enenews.com/radioactive-manganese-54-silver-110m-and-cobalt-60-found-in-seaweed-sample-30km-south-of-fukushima/comment-page-1


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Morning all! Following this great article "Radiation Is a Carcinogen: Any Exposure Can Cause Cancer" on truth-out
    http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9901-radiation-is-a-carcinogen-any-exposure-can-cause-cancer
    one reader gave an interesting comment:
    "Years ago, as a part of my career in engineering, I had the occasion of working on yet another weapons system for Uncle Sam — this project took me out to Lawrence Livermore to help out in the development of the next generation of nuclear weapons – smaller, lighter, more powerful.
    The building in which my team worked was totally dedicated to plutonium – it was more of a containment bunker than a lab. To get into the building to work, you had to undergo a two day training session that included things like wearing a respirator facial mask, emergency evacuation procedures, and most important – safety procedures to avoid any kind of exposure to the Pu. We were instructed that ANY amount of Pu inhaled, swallowed, or in any way introduced into the blood stream would kill you – ANY AMOUNT – there was NO minimum dosage that could be tolerated by the human body. Period.
    Any effort to down-play the danger of Pu in the discharge at Fukashima is purely a public relations effort to minimize public panic. Now you know."

    Yes. We know…..


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  • rad free gardening and remediation protocols for y'all
    http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/forum/index.php/board,24.0.html

    Current USA,Canada and European Fukushima fallout forecasts
    http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/nnn.html

    AGreenRoad Nuke Index is HIGHLY recommend read
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/index.html


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  • Longjohn119

    Gee I wonder how many thousand samples they had to take to Cherry Pick those 3 good ones?

    Sorry I ain't buyin' …..


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